Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 4:25pm

To commemorate and celebrate the life and death of Georgia Congressman John Lewis, the City of Madison is lowering flags to half-staff at all City buildings on Thursday July 30, 2020, the day the late Congressman will be laid to rest.

I hope as we go about our days and week, we take time to remember the Congressman, the struggles he fought, the wisdom he shared and the respect he earned. Personally, I reflect on this quote:

"Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble."​

Congressman Lewis died this month at the age of 80. His funeral will be Thursday in Atlanta.